21 October 2021

Gheorghe Russu

Vice-director, The Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption

Parties-Phantoms, Parties - State Institutions, Parties - State Enterprises


20 parties have registered in the current election campaign. Many people say it is a too big number for such a small country as Moldova. At the same time, much more parties could take part in the election campaign.

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Andrei Ivantoc was a victim of police

Former political detainee Andrei Ivantoc, citizen of honor of the municipality of Chisinau, was among those that were beaten by the police, the head of the Health Division Mihai Moldovanu said, quoted by Info-Prim Neo.
Info-Prim Neo, 13 April 2009, 18:08

2009-04-13/13:54/ Chisinau (IPN) At Monday's meeting of the Chisinau City Hall, Moldovanu said that Andrei Ivantoc aged 48 went to Saint Trinity Hospital with a wound in the frontal-parietal region, closed cranial-cerebral trauma and mental shock. As it was a neurological damage, Ivantoc was transferred to the Emergency Hospital, the head of the Health Division said.

Andrei Ivantoc refused hospitalization, saying he will follow treatment at home. The family doctor who visits him once in two days has said that his condition is satisfactory and he is out of any danger.

Mihai Moldovanu said that 15 persons injured in the April 7 protests are still at the Emergency Hospital. Three persons appealed to the doctor, saying they were tortured at police commissariats. These include an 18-year-old man arrested on April 7 and released on April 10, who was diagnosed with mental shock, multiple ecchymoses of the back and buttocks, a 21-year-old man diagnosed with closed cranial-cerebral trauma, mental shock, facial soft tissue injuries, and a 50-year-old woman from Durlesti town with mental shock, bruises in the occipital region and of the buttocks.

A minor from Ciocana district said he was beaten in the Great National Assembly Square by policemen in uniform and civvies. He was admitted to the Municipal Children's Clinical Hospital Valentin Ignatenco with mental shock, closed cranial-cerebral trauma and wound by contusion in the occipital region, Mihai Moldovanu said.

"We could obtain no information from the Hospital of the Interior Ministry as it is in the subordination of the Ministry," the head of the Health Division said.

Tatiana Nagnibeda-Tverdohleb, the head of the Ge neral Division of Education, Youth and Sport, said that they were informed only about the disappearance of a 19-year-old girl studying at Petru Zadnipru High School in Chisinau's Ciocana district. The parents said she went missing when she was returning from school on Thursday afternoon.

Mayor of Chisinau Dorin Chirtoaca said that cases were reported when students of high schools and vocational schools, including minors, were taken by police officers from classes to police departments to give explanations over their participation in protests last week.

The police say about 200 persons were arrested. The Chisinau press said yet that according to the information provided by the relatives of those that disappeared, over 800 persons were arrested overall. More than 50 persons beaten by the police were taken to Chisinau hospitals.

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